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Three-year Healthy Galway City Strategy aims to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing

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The Healthy Galway City Strategy 2019-2021, launched this week, aims to ensure Galway is a city where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society, and where responsibility for health and wellbeing is shared and supported.

'The social work aspect of law is what I am passionate about'

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NUI Galway recently held its annual Alumni Awards and among the recipients was eminent lawyer and jurist, Grainne McMorrow, who was honoured for her achievements in the field of law, public policy, and government – a category sponsored by Ronan Daly Jermyn.

Westmeath schools encouraged to promote mental health awareness in the classroom

Walk in My Shoes, the mental health awareness-raising campaign of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, is calling for students and teachers in Athlone and its environs to showcase their efforts to promote positive mental health in their respective schools, following the launch of the Mission Possible: School Achievement awards.

Student march highlights lack of mental health support services

 

Wellbeing is more important than exams, Samaritans say

Samaritans in Galway is calling on students and parents to ensure young people receiving their exam results this week are not put under unacceptable pressure.

New psychiatric unit signals a new era in mental health service delivery

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T he new acute adult mental health unit, which opened in the grounds of University Hospital Galway recently, represents a major step forward for local psychiatric services, the former chairperson of the HSE West's regional health forum said this week.

McFadden wants more rights for those hospitalised with mental health issues

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has spoken out in support of the Mental Health Amendment Bill 2017, on the basis that it includes changes that fundamentally strengthen the rights of people when they are in hospital for mental health care.

Wellbeing and emotional literacy

The area of wellbeing and emotional literacy has come to the fore in recent years as mental health issues among our youth continue to rise. This was highlighted in a study carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in 2013 as one in five young Irish adults aged 19-24 and one in 6 young people aged 11-13 who took part in the study were experiencing mental health problems at the time.

Mental Health Minister to do his ‘utmost’ to secure future funding for counselling service for young people

The Minister for Mental Health has pledged to do his “utmost” to secure long term funding for a local counselling service which has helped 800 children and teenagers since it was set up five years ago.

National campaign to get people talking about mental health

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With two weeks to go until the end of the month, Suicide or Survive (SOS) is calling on tea and coffee lovers across the nation to put on the kettle, make a cuppa, and talk about mental health.

 

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